Partway through Nap Eyes’ third record, singer/guitarist Nigel Chapman reveals what he likes to listen to when he’s out for a stroll—and it’s not the Velvet Underground or Pavement or Yo La Tengo or any of the other archetypal indie rock bands to which his Nova Scotian quartet are routinely compared. Sure, Chapman still very much sounds like a Lou Reed who hails from Canada’s East Coast instead of New York’s East Village, but at the moment his interests seem to lay far beyond the rock canon.
Only two years elapsed between the Men’s 2014 album, Tomorrow’s Hits, and its follow-up, Devil Music, but it felt like 10. Up to that point, the Brooklyn band had maintained a furious rate of both output and evolution. The five-album stretch from 2010’s Immaculada to Tomorrow’s Hits is right up there with Sonic Youth’s 1980s run in terms of capturing a primordial punk band’s incremental transformation into an artful, melodically sophisticated rock juggernaut.
On the first two editions of their EP trilogy, How to Solve Our Human Problems, Belle and Sebastian catalogued all manner of psychological stressors, from the fear of aging into irrelevance (“Sweet Dew Lee”) to parental pressures (“I’ll Be Your Pilot”) to soul-crushing despair over the state of the world (“The Girl Doesn’t Get It”). But on the final song on this final installment, they explore the root—and remedy—of all these maladies.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".